Principal Secretary to the Government Karnataka
Have experience of over 25 years in fields of Commerce & Industries, Infrastructure, Power, Urban Development & Transportation.
An officer of Indian Administrative Service of the 1990 batch, I work in Karnataka Government as Principal Secretary, Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology.
In my present capacity, I help enhance the ecosystem for the Infotech and Biotech industry, and promote innovation, research and startups. We work on creating centres of Excellence and incubation spaces in new technologies such as IoT, AI, ML, Robotics with Industry partners, and on promoting cross domain innovation and use of technology in all sectors – agriculture, health care et al.
Just prior to this, I have served as Commissioner for Industrial Development promoting industries and investments in Karnataka. I have been the key driver for the ‘Invest Karnataka 2016’, the flagship mega-investment summit.
In the past, I have worked to create critical infrastructure – transport, water and electricity – for the State and also for City of Bengaluru. I served as Chairman of Bangalore Water Board, Special Commissioner in BBMP, and Managing Director in KSRTC.